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Swimming at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's 400 metres Freestyle

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatic Centre, Athens Olympic Sports Complex Spiros Loues, Athina
Date Started: August 15, 2004
Date Finished: August 15, 2004

Gold: FRA Laure Manaudou
Silver: POL Otylia Jędrzejczak
Bronze: USA Kaitlin Sandeno


[Laure Manaudou], at 17-years-old, announced herself as a new force in international swimming by winning the European title in May 2004 and then brought that form into the Olympic arena. After posting the fastest time in the heats, Manaudou led from the gun and, although she was closed down slightly on the final length of the pool, held on to win the championship and set the third fastest time ever recorded over the distance. This was the first time a French competitor had won an Olympic title in a swimming event since the 1952 Helsinki Games and the first time ever that a French female swimmer had become Olympic champion. Behind Manaudou, [Otylia Jędrzejczak] of Poland held off a late charge from American [Kaitlin Sandeno] to win silver.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Laure Manaudou 17 France FRA Gold
2 Otylia Jędrzejczak 20 Poland POL Silver
3 Kaitlin Sandeno 21 United States USA Bronze
4 Camelia Potec 22 Romania ROU
5 Ai Shibata 22 Japan JPN
6 Sachiko Yamada 21 Japan JPN
7 Linda MacKenzie 20 Australia AUS
8 Rebecca Cooke 21 Great Britain GBR
9 Claudia Poll 31 Costa Rica CRC
10 Kalyn Keller 19 United States USA
11 Simona Păduraru 22 Romania ROU
12 Hannah Stockbauer 22 Germany GER
13 Elka Graham 22 Australia AUS
14 Pang Jiaying 19 China CHN
15 Éva Risztov 18 Hungary HUN
16 Brittany Reimer 16 Canada CAN
17 Chen Hua 22 China CHN
18 Erika Villaécija 20 Spain ESP
19 Monique Ferreira 24 Brazil BRA
20 Zoi Dimoskhaki 19 Greece GRE
21 Jo Jackson 17 Great Britain GBR
22 Cecilia Biagioli 19 Argentina ARG
23 Arantxa Ramos 15 Spain ESP
24 Anja Čarman 19 Slovenia SLO
25 Darya Parshina 16 Russia RUS
26 Kristel Köbrich 19 Chile CHI
27 Vesna Stojanovska 19 Macedonia MKD
28 Janelle Atkinson 21 Jamaica JAM
29 Paola Duguet 16 Colombia COL
30 Kristýna Kyněrová 25 Czech Republic CZE
31 Rebecca Linton 18 New Zealand NZL
32 Ha Eun-Ju 17 South Korea KOR
33 Golda Marcus 21 El Salvador ESA
34 Pilin Tachakittiranan 21 Thailand THA
35 Yasemin Özlem Taşkın 18 Turkey TUR
36 Ivanka Moralieva 20 Bulgaria BUL
37 Anita Galić 19 Croatia CRO
38 Olha Beresneva 18 Ukraine UKR